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Old 02-16-2010, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of Drill Press is this?


It doesn't look like it's belt driven?
It looks like it has a variable speed controller which would be good for fine tuning steel drilling correct?

I'm trying to find a model number so I can check out speed ratings etc. but no luck yet
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is a wood working drill press judging by the diameter of the column and the type of base. Keep looking.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You're on the right track tho. Get chya gearhead machine with a T slot mill style table. If not the mill style get the T slots and add a mill table from enco. Then you can get a Bridgeport and a South Bend and a DoAll bandsaw and a Surface grinder and a rotary table and...
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i bet it has the pullies that change size to adjus tthe speed. i forget what they are called though, thye are a 2-3 piece design and some how when you adjust the knob the pullies compress or seperat to create a lager/small drive circomferance, my hs wood shop had lathe's setup like that.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It looks like a shopcraft...

No seriously that is a dedicated woodworker special it has the varipitch control not good on metal. Check your local craigslist there are smoking deals on there all the time on press/mills
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